The REPAIR Lab (Rehabilitation Engineering Prosthetics Applied Innovation & Research) results from a collaboration between The BioRobotics Institute and the INAIL (National Workers’ Compensation) Prosthetic Center. The main research fields of the lab are: biorobotics, prosthetic devices and interfaces, neurorobotics and recovery of motor and sensory functions after amputation or neurological injury.
The objective is to bridge the engineering research and development with the rehabilitation activities conducted by physicians and therapists in direct contact with the patients.
Currently INAIL funds the following projects:
- CECA 2020: Focused on the development and experimental evaluation of novel non-invasive upper limb prostheses and components.
- MOTU: Devoted to the development and assessment of a new lower limb prosthesis with bi-directional control interface.
- RELIEF: Focused on the design and implementation of an artificial sphincter able to increase patient autonomy from catheters or other external devices.
- New methodologies for treating amputees with osteointegrated implants and prostheses.
Past projects include PPR3 (Development of new biomimetic, articulated and instrumented prosthetic finger phalanges, both controlled by invasive and non-invasive interfaces).
Prof. Christian Cipriani
Ing. Rinaldo Sacchetti
Centro per la Sperimentazione ed Applicazione di Protesi e Presidi Ortopedici di Vigorso di Budrio
Via Rabuina 14 – 40054 Vigorso di Budrio (BO).